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Farming

Egg farm plan protest

Karen Zimmerman and Darina Cincurova Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

Shrek's still the star

Shrek Shrek the star sheep might be stuffed, but he's still got attitude.

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Westland Milk Westland Milk Products says a $40 million investment at a Rolleston manufacturing centre will allow it to produce "retail-ready milk".

Conservationist farmer wins scholarship

Conservationist farmer Dan Steele has won a Nuffield Scholarship. Nuffield scholarship winner wants to use the award to spread the conservation message.

Nutrition experts defend milk

Milk lovers and dairy farmers can relax - milk does more good than harm, nutrition experts say.

Opinion poll

Is it time for authorities to introduce tougher penalties for poaching?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Booby traps for poachers cost farmers

A nail in coffin

Jon Morgan So, you don't want a wool levy? I'd be interested to know why.

Housing v farming

The urbanisation of agricultural land is essentially an irreversible process.

New cowsheds create wide divide

Some warning signs

Westland plans shop-ready milk

Westland Milk Westland Milk Products says a $40 million investment at a Rolleston manufacturing centre will allow it to produce "retail-ready milk".

Farmer's last chance

Farmer Phillip Woolley, called NZ's 'most recidivist' offender, faces jail if he doesn't clean up his act.

Storm frightens farmer

Farmers' rain wish granted

Nutrition experts defend milk

Milk lovers and dairy farmers can relax - milk does more good than harm, nutrition experts say.

Teamwork a key to success

Mick and Karen Williams with Tom, 11, Ollie, 9, and India, 5. Award-winning farmers closely monitor their soil's needs to avoid harming the environment.

Approach pays dividends

A Taihape farming business is a fusion of the family and the corporate.

Meat exports hit high

Status quo is inefficient

SFF boss steps down

Keith Cooper is leaving the red meat co-operative after eight years in the CEO role.

Shrek back from the grave

Shrek After two years in a box, Shrek the sheep is ready to meet his adoring public.

Perfect on-farm partnership

Two farmers have combined their skills and farms' strengths to breathe new life into a long-established romney stud.

Perendale perfection

Raising rare breeds

Shrek's still the star

Shrek the star sheep might be stuffed, but he's still got attitude.

Plaintiffs delay filing of Psa claim

PSA kiwifruit vine A group attempting to sue the government over the 2010 PSA outbreak has delayed filing key papers in the High Court for the second time in less than a week.

Arable farmers feel dairy farmers' pain

Dairy farmers are not the only ones reeling from the recent dairy price drop - dairy support and maize growers are worried too.

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

EU cuts red tape for organic wines

Kiwi kiwifruit prospers

A frost that devastated the Chilean kiwifruit crop this year has led to high returns for NZ growers.

Conservationist farmer wins scholarship

Conservationist farmer Dan Steele has won a Nuffield Scholarship. Nuffield scholarship winner wants to use the award to spread the conservation message.

Think diversification

Maori agriculture has "huge" potential for development but only 20 per cent of its farmland is well developed a researcher claims.

Take lepto seriously

New life for old girl

Egg farm plan protest

Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.

There is a way through

depression bullying suicide Capable, durable, versatile, it, could be said that farmers, are the ultimate DIYers, the, quintessential kiwi blokes.

Build skills for emotional resilience

Suicide is only the visible tip of a great iceberg of depression casting a chill over the New Zealand's mental and economic wellbeing.

Killer disease not unique

Beet the bolters

Black beetle warning

Pasture pests, particularly black beetle, are looming as a major problem this summer.

Live NZ fish heading overseas

Hoki Live fish caught in New Zealand's inshore fisheries could soon be winging or swimming their way to lucrative markets in Australia and Asia.

Aquaculture courses a first

Two new aquaculture qualifications are being launched by Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Salmon feedback sought

Live mussel export ban

Social licence vital for aquaculture

New Zealand's $400 million aquaculture industry needs to earn its "social licence" as it looks to grow to a $1 billion sector by 2025.

Loving the lifestyle

Letitia Hamill An ambitious young dairy manager enjoys every day on the job.

Still horsing round at 76

Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Life is busy

Silage bale wrap goes pink

Friends united

While many Women's Institutes are struggling for members, one such group in Manawatu is bucking the trend.